Ooh what a lovely spread!

1970's cook book photography. Long before the 'food porn' of modern celebrity chef tomes, there were St.Michael books filled with glossy photos of whole fish on brown plates, prawn cocktails & unappetising flans in orange bake wear.

I honestly don't know if at the time, these images constituted what was considered aspirational cooking, but they've always turned my stomach.

Saying that, I've bought this tray with a lovely example of this photography for my own home.